About Patrick’s Children
About Patrick’s Children
Patrick first fell in love with the people of Uganda during a missions trip in 2002. He then created Patrick’s Children as a U.S. non-profit after another visit in 2004. He has made trips to other countries like Russia and Brazil, but his heart always leads back to Uganda.
Patrick and the team have made more than a dozen trips to Uganda, visiting hundreds of orphanages and schools. Each trip builds new relationships and reveals new ways to brighten the future of the Ugandan People.
In the beginning, Patrick’s Children without Sponsors was set up to fund sponsorships for orphans. Patrick realized over the years that he could use his business experience and entrepreneurial spirit to provide more than just sponsorships.
Over the years Patrick has tried several projects in Uganda, including animal farms, a Boda-Boda (motorcycle taxi) company, souvenir making, cooking fuel briquette programs, and many more. We are currently focused on three areas:
Education | Supplies | Hygiene
Patrick, along with his board members and faithful supporters hope to make a long-lasting difference in Uganda. Assisting the people in continuing to improve the economy and well-being of the Ugandan culture.
Click here to read Patrick's personal story
An endeavor over to the Vladimir Region of Russia in 2001, opened my eyes to the needs of children. My tears flowed as children played among the volunteers in the courtyard. I learned that most of these children will end up on the streets as prostitutes, drug users, thieves or enter the army after age 16. Upon this age, the orphanage kicks the older children out to fend for themselves. Some who are smart may be able to enter a trade school to learn how to sew or cook. Others may commit suicide before leaving. Very sad situations.
My first endeavor to Uganda was in 2002, as a videographer and teacher. The children there are also very beautiful. My heart aches for these children whose parents are non-existent or unable to support their offspring. I have visited Uganda in 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 & 2010. In 2004, I visited orphanages in Rio De Janeiro and flavels that were built on the hills of the city. The children there are also very beautiful but in need of love, attention, food, and lots of lots of other basics in life.
My background consists of 2 BS degrees from a major university in Portland; one in Accounting and the other in Marketing. I have 8+ years of banking in my background, 5+ years of sales and marketing in real estate, many moons of being an entrepreneur in successful and failed business that I learned a lot from.
I have an aspiration to attain a Master’s in International Marketing from a major university in Portland later in the near future. My position now outside of managing PCwS and its related projects, is an Event Coordinator for a remodeling company company here in Portland, Oregon.
But having an education and experience helps with anything you may pursue but the real gist of life is having a passion to pursue what you want. I have a burning desire to assist children from many facets of reality. If I can help a few hundred before I enter the gates of Heaven, I will have had no regrets in my life.
Click here to see Patrick's Children operating budget
We raise each expense separately through generous individuals, companies, fund raisers, mail solicitations & internet donations. At the present moment, we have enough in our accounts to cover basic operating expenses, ie. legal, tax, & website maintenance.
We try to keep all the costs to a minimal because it will provide the highest amount to the children that we help out.
Here is our Annual Operational Budget
- Marketing: $230.00
- Legal: $150.00
- Tax/Bookkeeping/Financial: $76.00
- Office Supplies: $120.00
- International Programs: $12,000
Help Patrick's Children make a difference in Uganda!